A collection of 75 essays that illuminate the culture of his times, and of ours.
Salman Rushdie is the author of thirteen novels, one collection of short stories, three works of non-fiction, and the co-editor of The Vintage Book of Indian Writing. In 1993 Midnight's Children was judged to be the Best of the Booker, the best novel to have won the Booker Prize in its forty year history. The Moor's Last Sigh won the Whitbread Prize in 1995 and the European Union's Aristeion Prize for Literature in 1996. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres.
Literature of the highest order * Michael Foot *
A book bristling with intelligence, deeply held opinions, and wonderful flights of fancy * Boston Globe *
Playful profound and provocative...Rushdie is never less than instructive. He holds nothing back * New York Newsday *
A deft, various, and humane collection -- Christopher Hitchens * Independent *
More intelligence and intellectual courage than most writers summon up in a lifetime * The Times *